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Fixing Urban Biking's White Bias, Part II

Urban biking may be on the rise but white cyclists dramatically outnumber cyclists of color, and far more men than women hop on bikes each day.

When Michelle Garcia moved from Oakland, California to Portland, Oregon two years ago, she didn’t see people of color in the bike lanes.

That shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise given that Portland’s population is predominantly white, and despite its mostly progressive tendencies, not very well racially integrated. But new Hispanic and other immigrants continue to boost Portland’s people-of-color population, however, which is now at nearly 25 percent.

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